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Personal Care

Program/Service description

Personal care services are provided for persons who need help at home or outside the home because of illness or disability. The services are designed to help persons to continue living independently. Specific activities may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.

See also: Attendant Services.

Public funding source(s)*
  • State Funds
  • Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)
  • Older Americans Act (OAA)
Who is eligible Delaware residents 18 years of age and older who met specific medical eligibility criteria.  Depending on the funding source, persons may also be required to meet certain income and resource criteria.
Where it is available Statewide
Who to contact for information or enrollment Contact the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities by phone or e-mail.
Related internet links

*Public funding means that the program is paid for, in part or in whole, by the government. Some publicly-funded programs have eligibility requirements and provide services at low cost or no cost to people who qualify. Most of these programs and services though, are also available to people who are able to pay privately (with their own money). For more information, please see the Sources of Funding section of this web site.

Last Updated: Wednesday April 18 2012
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